CPR guidelines being updated for this year


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The American Heart Association is updating its CPR guidelines as it does every five years.

The bystander strategy remains the same, advising untrained people to still call 911 immediately and to focus on hands only CPR at a rate of 100 to 120 chest compression’s a minute.

Trained bystanders should stick with the 30 and 2 compression’s-to-breath ratio.

The new guidelines focus more on mobile technology, advising people to use speakerphone so dispatchers can advise them.

It also emphasizes the need for areas to use mobile dispatch systems to pinpoint locations faster.

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